The TextEditor comes with a feature to covert selected text in the editor to 3d_object.
TextEditor->Edit->Text to3d_object.


It's unfortunate that the api doesn't provide a way to directly input text as a string into the Operator


Since " manually selected text " from a text file is the only way to provide input to this operator,is there any way to get access to this selected text within a Python/Text file , before executing this operator so that it get's directly converted to 3d_object.


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To get the selection, remember the lines are displayed from 1, but counted from 0 in the text buffer.

>>> t = D.texts['Text.002']
>>> t.current_character

>>> t.current_line_index

>>> t.select_end_character

>>> t.select_end_line_index

To set the selection

>>> t.select_set(
Text.select_set(line_start, char_start, line_end, char_end)
Set selection range by line and character index

>>> t.select_set(0, 0, 4, 22)

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Text file buffer.

>>> for i, l in enumerate(t.lines):
...     i, l.body
(0, 'import bpy')
(1, 'import bmesh')
(2, 'context = bpy.context')
(3, '')
(4, 'context.tool_settings.mesh_select_mode = (False, False, True) # faces')
(5, 'ob = context.edit_object')
(6, 'me = ob.data')
  • $\begingroup$ select_set() is not a part of Blender2.79 api $\endgroup$ – starzar May 4 '20 at 11:28

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